Residential Thermal Inspections

All homeowners should get annual home inspections. Schedule your inspection today!

You do your best to stay on top of your home maintenance. Unless you're a home inspector, however, you may not know how to properly check your plumbing, foundation or heating and cooling systems for problems.

As homes age, they can develop all kinds of problems. Unfortunately, homeowners can't always see issues like overloaded circuits or other serious problems. That's why Southern States Roofing Pros uses state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras to inspect homes across North Georgia.

When you call on SS Roofing Pros:

  • Keep your home in excellent condition yearround
  • Identify minor issues before they become major problems
  • Know when it's time to invest in property upgrades
Thermal Imaging in Sugar Hill, GA

What We Check During Annual Home Inspections

A yearly home inspection involves a thorough survey of your home's essential structures. We'll check your home for:

  • Cracks in your foundation and siding
  • Mold growth and pest infestations
  • Air leaks around your windows and exterior doors
  • Problems with your plumbing and electrical wiring
  • Damaged shingles and flashing on your roof

This house had problems with the installation of the siding which has lead to water (purple area in the center of picture, right) infiltration behind the siding. The gutter / sidewall area was not equipped with kick-out flashing, so the gutter over-splash had entered behind the siding.

Thermal imaging is very good at finding these kind of problems with EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System, also called Dry-Vit) and even masonry call coverings, but it should only be done by a qualified, trained and certified thermographer.

Detect Animal and Insect Infestations

Thermal imaging can also be used to detect uninvited guests living in your house. This picture shows two rats that had taken up residence in the crawlspace of the house. Raccoons and squirrels in attics, as well as termites and carpenter ants in the house's beams and walls can also be detected.

Termite infestations generally appear as "hot" areas because of all the body heat that termites produce. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, do not actually eat the wood, but burrow in older, soft wood to make their nests.

Animal Infestation Detection by Thermal Imaging

Detect Leaks and Water Damage

Here we see another example of water intrusion, this time from badly installed siding and flashing on the house's exterior, but seen from the inside of the house using thermal imaging during a home inspection. Water intrusion is not always easy to diagnose, especially because a home inspection is supposed to be non-invasive. Because water travels in so may ways (dripping, wicking, running, evaporation, condensation, etc) it is not easy to find the source.

Water intrusion is a common problem, and the source cannot, usually, be found without thermal imaging and an experienced, professional inspector.

Don't wait another day to check up on your home's condition. Call us at (770) 880-0548 today to schedule a home maintenance inspection using thermal imaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

The price of a thermographic inspection varies depending on location, access, time and volume of images taken. A thermographer can comfortably survey 50 pieces of equipment in a day, providing access is arranged. Generally, a one hour on-site inspection is $150.00 (plus taxes). If a report is required then the price will be adjusted accordingly on a per hour basis. As a guide, 1.0 hour in the field requires approximately 2.0 hours for post-image processing, thermal tuning, image interpretation, analysis, and report generation.

Another way you could look at this question is, "Is it worth taking the risk by not having a thermal imaging inspection"?

Thermal imaging is a powerful, non-contact inspection method capable of identifying serious electrical or mechanical faults that could otherwise lead to large financial losses if left undetected. By using our nationwide thermal imaging services, you may even be eligible for reduced insurance premiums from your insurance company. Risk mitigation should be a focal point for any company as it creates a safer workplace for you and your employees/tenants. The ROI for is huge from a safety and financial perspective.

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